5 Best Head Coach Candidates For The Los Angeles Lakers After Darvin Ham Got Fired

5 Best Head Coach Candidates For The Los Angeles Lakers After Darvin Ham Got Fired

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired Darvin Ham, and we can’t say that we didn’t see it coming. Ham finished his coaching career with the Lakers with a 90-74 record, including a Western Conference Finals appearance last season. However, the Lakers lost in five games to the Denver Nuggets this season, and that sparked the end of Ham’s reign on the sidelines.

There are five major coaching candidates for the Lakers to consider to replace Ham, and each will have their own advantages when it comes to coaching the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis with a title-contending roster.

Tyronn Lue is at the top of the Los Angeles Lakers wishlist and for obvious reasons. Firstly, he is an exceptional coach when it comes to in-game management and rotations. He has built a reputation for making adjustments during a single game, and even more so during an NBA playoff series. This is a skill that the majority of coaches simply don’t have.

Not to mention, Lue was a former player who played for the Lakers and forged a career as a backup guard for a title-contending team that featured Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. Perhaps most importantly, he coached LeBron James to an NBA championship in 2016 when he spearheaded a 3-1 comeback against the Golden State Warriors.

Lue is also the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers and has done a sensational job with the team by making them competitive despite the constant injuries to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Clippers made the Western Conference Finals in 2021 with Leonard out, and there are hopes Lue can accomplish great things with James and Davis on the roster.

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